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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530 573 2674
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Laughlin, Nevada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Didn't know what to expect at Taylor Creek, but it is a nice, flat, peaceful hike. The trail is hard surfaced, so no worrying about sand/dirt along the way. I was disappointed that we didn't get to go down to the lake, but walking through the trees and meadows was really relaxing. Watching the trout swim in the creek through... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great spot for anyone to get a synopsis of the region. Kids, elders, mobility problems are not an issue here. The outdoors can be enjoyed by all.

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was a great place for short hikes, long hikes, camping, or just a stroll on the beach of Lake Tahoe. We even saw a bald eagle! Just a beautful place. Had never been on the south side of Lake Tahoe but it is definitely worth the trip.

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CANOGA PARK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stopped at the Visitor Center 1st thing on a clock-wise drive around Lake Tahoe & were surprised that it was not open, although all our research prior to our trip indicated it should be open daily after Memorial Day. Most sites & the AAA TourBook indicate the hrs are 8 am to 4 pm while the official Forest Service... More

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My Wife and I discovered Taylor Creek Visitor Center when we "overshot" the turn to Tallac Historic Site on one of our many visits to South Lake Tahoe when our Son was just a wee lad. Over the past twenty years we have spent many happy hours strolling the paved and boardwalk trail among the varied ecosystems that include Taylor... More

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California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

the rainbow trail is very peaceful, as well easily informative. Love the underwater view of the creek. and don't miss a walk down to the beach. Gorgeous views of Mt. Tallic, and the natural flora and fauna of the lake.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We come here every year even though it never changes. We love to see the salmon spawning this time of year and the excitment of all of the little ones as they see a ton of fish in the creek.

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Sacramento, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is a great park to visit. We did a day trip from Sacramento early in October. There is a very nice visitor center (with bathrooms). Rangers there are very helpful and knowledgeable. Features a cut away view of a creek - you can see the salmon running if you are there at the right time. We missed it by... More

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Portland, Oregon
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Anytime in Lake Tahoe is a rewarding experience; a multitude of recreational opportunities combined with majestic beauty. The Taylor Creek Park offers the autumn visitor a special treat: spawning fish, the occasional wildlife viewing (bears) and, as another reviewer indicated, beautiful examples of the regional ecosystem. The walkways are wheel-chair friendly and relatively easy to navigate. Along the paved walking... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Taylor Creek is the best and easiest way to learn about the complex and beautiful Lake Tahoe ecosystem. The Stream Profile chamber is a fascinating look at life beneath the creek's surface but it may be closed during rain or heavy snow melt. Visit in October and you'll see the Kokanee salmon, small fresh water salmon that turn bright orange/red... More

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